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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
+1 514-285-2000
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Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal art collectors and patrons, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) was one of the first museums in North America to build up an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. It now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions: the Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion (international art), the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion (world cultures), the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion (decorative arts and design) and the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion (Quebec and Canadian art). The latter, which was inaugurated in September 2011, includes a 444-seat concert hall - Bourgie Hall - featuring an important group of Tiffany stained glass windows. A fifth wing, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace devoted to international art and education, will open in late 2016 to launch Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations.
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1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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"modern art"
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"nice collection"
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and recommend a visit. The cafe was also quite charming as well as the bistro. Everyone was extremely helpful and pleasant though I did feel as though I was being over watched by the guards at times.

Thank joyceava
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The exhibits were creative and wonderful, but seemed there was far more hallways, stairwells and elevator rides than actual displays to view. I found the front office staff extremely snooty; when I asked for a map or directions for how best to view the extensive...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The fine arts museum doesn't compare in size to some of the world greats, but it offers a well curated collection within its limits. Everything from the old masters to modern art is represented, and the chosen works are for the most part memorable. It...More

Thank JD S
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This museum surely offers fantastic and unique works and classics - several from European masters. coming from Europe i was interested and hoped to find Canadian art as well. But here i was disappointed. I inquired with the museum host as wellas the Museum shop...More

Thank esplendid0
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We met our daughter there for an afternoon of very pleasant and peaceful viewings. We saw only a small section of the museum, but it provided a thoughtful and fun time. Our daughter was in from B.C. for a short visit and we don't live...More

Thank Jane C
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is located on the historic Golden Square Mile stretch of Sherbrooke Street Montreal. I was lucky enough to have sometime to spare in Montreal and decided to visit this museum of fine arts. It transpires that it is Montreal's largest museum and it...More

Thank Hello T
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Incredible exhibit on The West and Westerns. Not sure how long it will be there but we’ll worth it. Very thorough look at the West and the western.

Thank apuerini
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Whether you're an artist at heart or just looking for an activity to do, it's always a good idea to visit a museum in order to discover the most famous paints and painters of all time or any type of crafted art! The museum is...More

Thank Mino779
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Beautiful museum broken up until numerous buildings, all perfect for keeping you warm during those brutal winter months in Montreal. There's modern/contemporary/Asian/ancient/textile/furniture and more. Admission is also cheaper for students and other folks under a certain age (is it 28 or 30)? Anyway. It's certainly...More

Thank Henry Y
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

My only regret is that we didn't plan enough time for this wonderful museum. The special exhibit was terrifically curated, and although my husband went into it more excited about the topic than I was, I was certainly drawn in and am now eager to...More

Thank HP-and-CE
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22 November 2017|
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Yes there is a cafe.
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I would plan about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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